Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Development of Nitrate Management Strategies for the Village of Port Williams

WRP2016-001

Scope:

  • Sampling program will be conducted to determine the extent of nitrate contamination of groundwater in the Port Williams drinking water system, as well as the variation in nitrate levels seasonally and year-to-year
  • Develop a record of baseline conditions in the distribution system by monitoring a range of parameters including chlorine, lead, and iron

Benefits:

  • Provide operators with a clear picture of current nitrate levels and distribution system conditions within the water system

Outcomes:

  • Recommendations and findings:
    • Routinely measure nitrate levels in wells (project as well as personal wells)
    • As corrosion was identified, review service line materials for corrosion potential
    • Biological denitrification effective in reducing nitrate concentrations

Downloads:

events

  1. Kings County Federation of Agriculture Summer Social with Nuffield Scholars

    July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. SMART Annual General Meeting

    July 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Nuffield Scholar BBQ Meet & Greet

    July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Community Day – Dalhousie Agricultural Campus

    July 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. NSFA Open House, BBQ & Social

    August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

contact

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063
E-mailinfo@nsfa-fane.ca